It has now been 0 days since the last Mel Gibson incident.
Over the weekend Kristi Miller, a photographer for The Daily Telegraph, was sent on assignment outside the Palace Verona Cinema in Paddington, Australia for a film screening of Far From Men.
Miller thought she was just taking another picture when she spotted Mel and his 24-year-old girlfriend Rosalind Ross crossing the street outside the theater and snapped a pic.
It was only a moment later that Miller says she turned around and the Oscar winner shoved her in the back!
Miller, a news photographer for 21 years, says Gibson continued on an angry rant:
“He was spitting in my face as he was yelling at me, calling me a dog, saying I’m not even a human being and I will go to hell. He swore and called me a c*nt. It was non-stop, he didn’t even breathe.”
The whole incident left the mother of three rattled to the core; she said:
“I thought he was going to punch me in the face.”
It wasn’t until Mel’s girlfriend reportedly stepped in and told him to stop that the 59-year-old actor backed down.
Police superintendent Tony Crandell said of the alleged altercation:
“We will be looking for CCTV footage. At some stage we would request to interview Mr Gibson’s partner who appears to be a witness.”
Mel’s camp has since denied any physical altercation with the photographer; Gibson’s publicist Alan Nierob said:
“There was never any physical contact whatsoever and the story being told by her is a complete fabrication of the truth.”
We love trying to give people the benefit of the doubt, but the Lethal Weapon star’s track record isn’t that great.
Back in 2006 Mel was arrested for drinking and driving in Malibu and went on an anti-Semitic rant, saying things like:
“F**king Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
So excuse us if we’re a bit too ready to believe Miller’s story.
If all of this is true, it’s absolutely disgusting behavior for ANYONE! There’s no excuse for these kinds of verbal attacks, let alone physical violence! And against a woman?? Come on, Mel!
[Image via Apega/WENN.]